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Old Posted Jul 16, 2017, 11:13 AM
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Not many cities do have great areas near highways. I'm not trying to bash Montreal, it's a great city. Here, I mean this stretch:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.55828...=en&authuser=0

I think my previous post was mostly based on this stretch...:
https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.56309...=en&authuser=0
https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.53744...=en&authuser=0
https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.56546...=en&authuser=0
This is near a cousin of Residence de Soliel..not terrible but not great:
https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.57986...=en&authuser=0
I've always found Montreal kind of looks like a Latin American city in those stretches.
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2017, 11:40 AM
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I've always found Montreal kind of looks like a Latin American city in those stretches.
Well... it is a Latin American city. French is a Romance/Latin language too.
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2017, 1:59 PM
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I've always found Montreal kind of looks like a Latin American city in those stretches.
Add in a few pedestrian overpasses and you'd have it!
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2017, 2:50 PM
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I like that stretch of the 40. Not everything has to be polished and new looking.
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2017, 3:44 PM
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Those highways in Montreal need to be refurbished, they look terrible.
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Those highways in Montreal need to be refurbished, they look terrible.
the A-40 (the metropolitan) with a length of 21 kilometers, is the 2nd oldest highway in the province. 1959.

the Lafontaine Tunnel will be refurbished , 2019-2022.

then after, they will start to think about the Met.

the concrete may look terrible, but the pavement is not so bad.
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Yea, the roadways aren't too cracked up on the A40, there's just your standard bit of busy traffic since it serves as a Trans-Canadian freeway.
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So far my impression has been that the average quality in downtown Montreal is better and more varied than spandrelly downtown Vancouver/Toronto. What examples are there of crappy new-builds in downtown Montreal?
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Victoria's tallest building at 29 floors: Hudson Place One



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Those are all pretty dismal except maybe Hudson Place.
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2017, 11:13 PM
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Those are all pretty dismal except maybe Hudson Place.
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Micro-Climate Resort -- 4 towers up to 50 storeys high



This looks cool but how serious is it?
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Old Posted Jul 20, 2017, 5:46 PM
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This looks cool but how serious is it?
They're serious about the resort, but the design will probably be bogged down. It's 50 floors, and Victorians abhor tall buildings.


Vancouver - 'Thurlow and Harwood' in the West End












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First Baptist Church Redevelopment - This is undergoing public hearing: I'm sure everyone knows, but I'm just posting this here again before it get's cut. The proposal is sitting at 179m, 57 floors. So really tall for Vancouver:



















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Curious. Why is the rendering of the concept around 15 storeys if they are supposed to be 50?
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Old Posted Jul 20, 2017, 6:05 PM
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Curious. Why is the rendering of the concept around 15 storeys if they are supposed to be 50?
Probably includes the Apple headquarters-like base:



Or just poor reporting by Daily Hive...
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I was going to ask the same thing. Looks like 3 towers at about 20 floors max, not 4 up to 50 floors. I'd be pissed if I owned one of those homes right next to it.
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I was going to ask the same thing. Looks like 3 towers at about 20 floors max, not 4 up to 50 floors. I'd be pissed if I owned one of those homes right next to it.
Even if it was 50 floors, a building that high wouldn't get built in Victoria.

Richmond - Bridgeport Village

It will impress a lot of tourists entering Vancouver by Skytrain as this is the first urban area they pass, immediately out of Sea Island.
The Richmond Night Market is slated to close this year.

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360 Adelaide W has been revised with a new design, new height and new number of floors:

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Reduced to 48 storeys and 154 metres, from 50 and 163.
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